This is the eBook version of the printed book.Getting a Desired Business Return on Your Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) Investment
Today, business processes and information systems are so tightly intertwined that they must be designed together, as parts of a total architecture, to realize enterprise goals. In Succeeding with SOA, Paul Brown shows how service-oriented architectures (SOAs) provide the best structure for such integration: clean, well-defined interfaces between collaborating entities. But even SOAs need to be correctly understood and implemented to avoid common failures. Drawing on decades of experience, Dr. Brown explains what business managers and IT architects absolutely need to know--including critical success factors--to undertake this essential work.
Setting clear and reasonable expectations for SOA's benefits
Understanding why conventional project management techniques don't scale to today's enterprise-wide projects
Defining a living roadmap for developing services based on business priorities
Establishing coherent leadership that brings together business executives, IT leaders, and the SOA architecture group
Using Total Architecture Synthesis (TAS) to rapidly develop business processes and information systems together
Understanding the central role of architecture--and making sure the right architectural decisions get made
Whether you're a business or technical leader, this book will help you plan, organize, and execute SOA initiatives that meet or exceed their goals--now, and for years to come.